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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 65,217 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.56% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:
"That was a great experience to get high quality knowledge on the specific area, thank you."
Ozan Yasar, Turkcell. - Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification (5 days) (17/11/2014 to 21/11/2014)
"The experience has been quite insightful, eye opening and interesting. One of the best training I have had and Firebrand is obviously one of the best places I have learned."
Oludare Atoki, Nigeria LNG Limited. - Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification (5 days) (7/11/2011 to 11/11/2011)
"I have really enjoyed this weeks training. The instructor was great, very informative and knowledgeable and the training material assisted learning."
Kimberly Lewis, Barclays. - Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification (5 days) (7/11/2011 to 11/11/2011)
"Generally satisfied with the facility (although the daily distance from Robinson to the training centre a bit inconvenient). "
Pavla Bowes. - Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification (5 days) (7/11/2011 to 11/11/2011)
"The course was extremely informative and targeted my specific requirements. The course trainer was extremely knowledgeable."
Anon.. - Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification (5 days) (7/11/2011 to 11/11/2011)
"The environment was conducive to learning"
Anon.. - Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification (5 days) (7/11/2011 to 11/11/2011)
"Engaging, Empowering and Challenging - Just what I needed!"
Spencer Bruntlett, Nokia. - Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification (5 days) (7/11/2011 to 11/11/2011)
"I passed the Sarbanes Oxley certification in just a few time as I expected."
Howard Laurente, Etihad Etisalbt Company mobility company. - Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification (5 days) (9/8/2010 to 13/8/2010)
"A very effective learning experience!"
Steve schwarz. - Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification (5 days) (9/8/2010 to 13/8/2010)
"I found the boot camp set up very useful, there is a lot of information to take in but the pace is well balanced and achievable."
Simon Quainton, Avon Cosmetics. - Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification (5 days) (9/3/2009 to 13/3/2009)
"Overall was very happy with entire experience."
John Bamber. - Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification (5 days) (9/3/2009 to 13/3/2009)
"Very good, but some improvement can make it excellent."
R.B. - Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification (5 days) (9/3/2009 to 13/3/2009)
"Nice training, place and service. Firebrand gave me a good service on training!"
Anonymous - Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification (5 days) (11/2/2013 to 15/2/2013)
"The SOX training is just perfect. Also the hotel is very nice and very comfortable to study. Thanks. Sanjay Anand as instructor was just perfect. Hotel is nice, quiet, foods are perfect."
Anonymous - Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification (5 days) (11/2/2013 to 15/2/2013)
"This is my 5th courses here at Firebrand. The teaching standard is excellent across the board. I look forward to returning for my change management course. Firebrand have ignited my passion for learning at this accelerated pace."
Jennifer Hamling-Hills, Orangutan Project Management. - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (13/11/2017 to 15/11/2017)
"Great class. I would recommend the course to anyone."
Eric Lee, Itsoha. - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (13/11/2017 to 15/11/2017)
"It was a great experience. Definitely would recommend the course."
"During my time at Firebrand I have felt welcomed, respected and comfortable.
I would wholeheartedly recommend the instructors and the Compita A+ & N+ course to anyone looking for an introduction into the IT world."
Bhavesh Patel, Inntel. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (6/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)
"The training at Firebrand is excellent, the instructors have a very wide knowledge of IT Systems and even beyond that.
All courses I have been on were set out clearly, well delivered and I was never made to feel left out or lost at any point. If ever I was confused, The instructors did an excellent job at explaining things in a way that was possible for me and others to understand."
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (6/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)
"The content was in depth and explained well."
Nick Burgess, ABP. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (10/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)
"The course was very understanding and clear. The teacher had a great sense of humor, which made the course more interesting. I feel I have learnt a lot over the past few days here."
Josh Miles, CIS LTD. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (10/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)
"I found the whole experience very good. It was new to literally living at the training centre and purely focus on this, but I think this works really well.
Can't fault anything to do with the training centre or the trainer, who was exceptional."
Andrew Martin, Pennine. - Microsoft Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015 (3 days) (9/11/2017 to 11/11/2017)
"Very good course and instructor, mixed course details with real life experience."
Anonymous - Microsoft Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015 (3 days) (9/11/2017 to 11/11/2017)
"Good facilities, great instructor, great food. No complaints"
Daniel Lemmon, Aviva. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"Firebrand is a well run organisation. The training was excellent and the accommodation very comfortable."
Helen Dove, Aviva. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"Very insightful and enjoyable course. Tutor was really good, great at explaining everything and very approachable. The facilities on site were great too, and the unlimited coffee was also a bonus!"
Ryan Lay. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"Real world training with plenty of practical examples and not entirely focused on teaching to pass exams."
Kristofer Donaghy. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (6/11/2017 to 10/11/2017)
"Very happy with the training and trainer."
Jamie Ridings, Bartec Paper & Packaging LTD. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (6/11/2017 to 10/11/2017)
"Firebrand delivered a well administered, focused training environment with excellent Instruction delivered. Administration was 100% good and accommodation of a high standard. Training resources ideal. An excellent course experience which I would recommend."
Cathy Sareker, MOD. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"A great way to get away from all the "noise" and focus on the training."
Nick Tuppen, BOAML. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"A worthwhile and rewarding experience. High quality training, well organised at a quality location."
David Owen, Aviva. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"Great end to end an experience.
Instructor mixed text book with real life examples, bringing the subject to life."
Dom Lucas. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"An extremely valuable and thorough course. Great experience!"
Richard Diston, Fir4. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)
"An intensive course but still managed to go through all material."
Anonymous - Microsoft Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015 (3 days) (6/11/2017 to 8/11/2017)
"The course allowed me to gain a lot of knowledge in such a short space of time. The trainer was very informative and helpful, I feel like I got the most out of my time here. Would recommend this course to anyone who wants to build a foundation of knowledge in software testing."
Anonymous - ISTQB Firebrand's Training for ISTQB's Foundation Software Tester Certification (2 days) (6/11/2017 to 7/11/2017)
"Firebrand training is an exceptional resource that I would recommend to anyone who is looking to obtain a professional certification."
J.D.. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (30/10/2017 to 2/11/2017)
"The instructor was great and lead me through the material effortlessly and inspiring confidence in the final result."
B.D., dunnhumby. - The Open Group TOGAF® 9 certified training (Level 1&2) (3 days) (3/11/2017 to 5/11/2017)
"Intensive training, well taught. I have now done 3 courses at Firebrand and have found all of value"
Dominic Foster, Raytheon UK. - The Open Group TOGAF® 9 certified training (Level 1&2) (3 days) (3/11/2017 to 5/11/2017)
"Intensive training , well taught#
I have now done 3 courses at Firebrand and have found all of value"
Wendy Carr, HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY. - The Open Group TOGAF® 9 certified training (Level 1&2) (3 days) (3/11/2017 to 5/11/2017)
"The Location is perfect, quiet and peaceful. Great experience."
Dave Palmer, Capgemini. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (2 days) (4/11/2017 to 5/11/2017)
"Firebrand have a clear mission to assist you with their capacity to teach.
They are very customer friendly at the Centre and always try to help.
Simon Korie, NA. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (2 days) (4/11/2017 to 5/11/2017)
"The compact learning structure is beneficial for contractors who want to minimize their time away from the office."
Randy Perkins-Smart, Perkins-Smart Consulting. - The Open Group TOGAF® 9 certified training (Level 1&2) (3 days) (11/9/2017 to 13/9/2017)
"The instructor made the course accessible and interesting."
Matthew Ottley, Manuli Hydraulics UK Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)
"The trainer had good hands-on experience of the product, which made the course interesting."
Thomas Thomas, Diyar United Co. - Microsoft MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2016) (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)
"Excellent trainer. "
J.PK, Diyar United Company. - Microsoft MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2016) (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)
"My level of knowledge of SQL was null when I started the course, after the first three days I had a basic idea of how to use TSQL to write queries, although the second part of the course was really advance for a beginner, it was really good explained and I was able to understand most of it and will keep in the future. Didn't pass the first test and I did not do the second test. "
Merce Bauza Cerezo, HEE. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)
"Enjoyed my time doing SQL 2016 DD. The condensed long day format works very well for me. I even have a a Failure is not an option T-Shirt. I really like these courses."
Roy Casella, Designated. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)
"Good course, very intense though. Very good coverage of all concepts - trainer was extremely knowledgeable and helpful."
Barry Henty, Natures Way Foods Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)
"It is a great experience with very good course quality."
Brayan De Abreu, Service Works Group.. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)
"If you are committed to learning and developing yourself and your career, Firebrand is your best choice."
Anonymous - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (30/10/2017 to 2/11/2017)
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 introduced significant legislative changes to financial practice and corporate governance regulation intended to "protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to the securities laws".
Our Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification 5-Day Accelerated Training and Certification Program provides you with a thorough understanding of the European SOX (EU 8th Directive), and how it applies to your job, your career, your company, and your industry.
Since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 in the United States, many other countries and regions have enacted, mandated and/or legislated regulations/frameworks that are in many ways similar to the SOX Act. For example, in Japan their legislation is often referred to as J-SOX, in Canada Bill 198 is often referred to as C-SOX, and now in Europe the 8th Company Law Directive has its own nickname: E-SOX (European SOX).
While there are some differences across the various SOXes, primarily driven by company law and culture, there are a number of similarities, including:
Our 5-Day intensive boot camp training covers everything that you need to know to comply with not just E-SOX, but with US-SOX as well.
Our objective is to provide you with the tools, templates and technologies that you need to comply with E-SOX. We leverage the lessons learned from the US and parlay them into the context of E-SOX. The fundamentals of both are the same. It is primarily the auditing and reporting requirements that differ.
Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification Program is offered in partnership with the prestigious Sarbanes-Oxley Institute - the only global provider of Sarbanes-Oxley professional certifications. This rigorous course is based on actual projects and uses real-world training methodology. Once you're certified, you'll possess the in-depth knowledge and hands-on skills you need to protect your company - and take your career to the next level.
Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.
Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.
This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.
An introduction to SOX and E-SOX, and is designed to help you get your feet wet with the legislations, standards, regulations and frameworks that are relevant in the context of SOX and E-SOX. We look at similarities between the two as well as differences, and start to identify best practices for SOX/E-SOX from a Governance, Risk and Compliance perspective.
Completely hands-on and workshop-driven, this facilitator-led session emulates the real-world in terms of what is required to put in place Internal Controls within the organization to meet SOX and E-SOX requirements. The focus on this day is on documenting internal controls, and we look at requirements and expectations from multiple levels of the organization as well as best practice that has emerged in order to cost-effectively document only those areas of the organization that are relevant to your SOX implementation.
Another hands-on and workshop-driven session, the Testing Workshop focuses on (a) how to develop effective tests, (b) how to executive them, and (c) how to use them to demonstrate design and operating effectiveness of your Internal Controls system at all four levels. This session piggybacks on the same case-study that was used on the previous day and thereby retains the continuity as well as real-world emulation of a SOX implementation. Best practices for testing are presented and recommendations for how to continuously improve the organization's internal control or risk management system are revealed.
Towards the end of the course you get a "promotion" (to Project Manager) and you get to do what the facilitator did previously. That is, you get to create the project, and put the various pieces together. You'll understand SOX project initiation, resource allocation, ROI and TCC calculations (the "business case"), and making SOX cost-effective and sustainable for the long run within the organization. It is workshop-driven, and is your opportunity to put all the pieces together. This concludes the program.
The final day is designed to review the material covered previously and to prepare you for the E-SOX certification exam. It is expected that you are spending your evenings during the Five-day boot camp reading the study materials and preparing for the exam. This review is an aid in that process and is not a substitute for study. Our objective is to help you be more effective on the job and to demonstrate that via certification.
The CSOX credential is the only globally recognized professional examination certification in Sarbanes-Oxley. The SOX Program provides two levels of Sarbanes-Oxley professional examination certifications:
SOXBase (CSOX) is an entry-level examination certification that requires you to pass a qualifying test to determine your factual proficiency in the fundamental tenets of SOX, as covered in the program.
We will prepare you for your choice of the the following exam tracks:
One of these exams coupled with attending our authorized course certifies you at the SOX Base-level, which is a prerequisite to obtaining the industry recognized SOX Pro-level (SOX Professional).
SOXPro (CSOXP) is a more advanced level that requires you to demonstrate substantial experience in SOX, and certifies you at the Pro-level (SOX Professional)
For each exam, Subsequent Annual Maintenance requires a minimum of 12 hours of Sarbanes-Oxley related CPEs or PDUs.
Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.
Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.
Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.
We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.
There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.
Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.
Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.
Firebrand Training enrolment advisors interview all potential students regarding their work experience, degrees and certifications held, and personal fortitude. This screening process ensures a successful match between the customer and accelerated certification training.
To obtain the SOXBase (CSOX) certification, there are no prior educational requirements.
However, students with 1200 hours or more documented SOX related work experience in the past year will be upgraded to the higher level of accreditation, SOXPro (CSOXP).
When you register for CSOXP, you're asked to complete a questionnaire about your SOX-related work history. Please have locations, dates, and number of hours ready.
For more information on Sarbanes-Oxley European SOX Certification, contact the Sales and Enrolment Department on 0844 888 1600.
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.
Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.